Additional Databases by Museum of the Jewish People

Jewish Spotlight – the Jews of Ethiopia

Photos, history, luminaries and the etymology and meaning of Jewish family names from Ethiopia.

Seeing the Voices – The National Project for the Documentation of  Jews of Arab Lands and Iran

“Seeing the Voices” is a national project for the documentation of the glorious heritage of Jews of Arab lands and Iran. The project’s goal is to speak out the untold story of Jews from Arab lands and Iran, therefore to strengthen their heritage, which is part of the foundations of the versatile Israeli culture.

Download the “Seeing the Voices” app, and upload you own stories: (Android only)


The Leon H. Charney Digital Center

Leon Charney (July 23, 1938 – March 21, 2016) was an American self-made billionaire, real estate tycoon, attorney, author, philanthropist, political pundit, media personality and Jewish cantor, and one of the initiators of the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt.

Jewish Communities in Austria

Photos, documents and articles reviewing the history and heritage of the Jews in Austria since the middle ages.

Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic

A website focused on the history and heritage of the Jewish communities on the territory of the Czech Republic. The historic regions of Bohemia and Moravia were home for numerous Jewish communities already in early medieval times. Short histories of almost 200 communities along with visual documentation, biographies of famous Jews who either were born or activated in these territories, and a timeline of Jewish history provide an insight into past turbulent times but also into a significant and long-lasting Jewish creativity and an invaluable and diverse heritage.

Nobel Luminaries

“Nobel Luminaries” – the online encyclopedia for Jewish Nobel Prize Laureates. The site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Ely Ben-Gal Z”L, initiator and editor of the encyclopedia, a co-founder and chief historian of Beit Hatfutsot. Advised by the late Prof. Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Ely Ben-Gal produced the encyclopedia during the 1990’s


A Visual & Historical Record of Synagogues from Around the World – 360° panoramas of Jewish Culture